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A bacterium measuring up to 2 centimeters was found in the Guadeloupe

A bacterium measuring up to 2 centimeters was found in the Guadeloupe

Growing Theomargarita magnifica bacterium. Rulers of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Encryption – To the naked eye, ‘Theomargarita magnifica’ has a completely new interior.

By definition, microorganisms can be observed under a microscope. But you always need exceptions to confirm the rule and the bacteria Theomargarita magnifica A very big exception. This bacterium found in Guadeloupe is the largest known to date: it is visible to the naked eye! “To give you an idea of ​​what this means in terms of size difference compared to other bacteria, it’s like crossing another man at the height of Mount Everest.”Jean-Marie Woland, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California), explains that she was a co-author dedicated to the publication. D. Magnifica Published in Magazine Science . In addition to its extraordinary size, the bacterium also exhibits a unique internal structure that opens up new perspectives on the world of bacteriology.

However, to achieve these findings, the path is particularly long. “It all started in 2009 when I noticed …

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